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Midcoast Friends Meeting welcomes Ecumenical Diaper Bank

The Midcoast Friends Meeting has welcomed on its campus in Damariscotta the construction of a permanent storage space for the diaper supply of the Ecumenical Diaper Bank. The Diaper Bank provides a supplementary supply of diapers to low income families to enable them to change their children’s diapers with appropriate frequency.
The Diaper Bank is staffed by nearly 20 volunteers from 7 area churches. Volunteers help run an annual diaper drive, Mother’s Day to Father’s Day, repackage diapers into packets of 15-20 each, and distribute them on Tuesday mornings at the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Newcastle.
More than 8,000 diapers were distributed last year and the expectation for this year is 10,000. For the past three years the remote storage of diapers has been in a classroom generously offered by the Damariscotta Baptist Church. Having this space enabled the program to think big in its early days, but, with more than 8000 diapers distributed last year, it was clear that the program was …